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Special Olympics withdraws vaccine rules after Florida threatens to impose a $ 27 million fine

Tallahassee (CBSMiami)

Governor Ron DeSantis said on Friday that the COVID-19 vaccination requirement would be removed in Orlando next week at the US Special Olympic Games after the state threatened to impose a $ 27.5 million fine.

The Florida Department of Health sent a notice to Special Olympics International on Thursday threatening to assess fines for 5,500 violations of state bans on vaccination obligations.

General Joseph Radapo of the Florida Department of Public Health, who also serves as the Secretary of the Ministry of Health, said the state has been working with Special Olympics officials for six months to resolve vaccination issues.

“If the vaccine isn’t effective in stopping the infection, how can people get the vaccine to stop the infection?” Ladapo said during his appearance with DeSantis in Orlando.

DeSantis and Ladapo have long criticized the requirements for COVID-19 vaccination.

Last year, Florida legislators permanently banned the so-called “passport” vaccine.

DeSantis then issued a presidential directive banning companies from asking people to show that they had been vaccinated to enter the country.

The law allowed the department to impose a $ 5,000 fine for each individual needed to show evidence of vaccination.

A letter from the Ministry of Health pointed out to 5,500 people that they needed to show evidence of vaccination in order to participate in the game.

According to the CDC, vaccines help protect people from serious illness and death from COVID-19.

Special Olympics withdraws vaccine rules after Florida threatens to impose a $ 27 million fine

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